On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1934

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"It Happened One Night" directed by Frank Capra and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert opens at NY's Radio City Music Hall (Academy Awards Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay 1935)

Actor Clark Gable
Clark Gable
Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
Actress Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

André Malraux and Édouard Corniglion-Molinier set out to find the lost capital of the Queen of Sheba, as mentioned in the Old Testament

Novelist André Malraux
André Malraux

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestSparky Anderson

Sparky Anderson, American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds; World Series 1984 Detroit Tigers), born in Bridgewater, South Dakota (d. 2010)

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Thomas Paul, American bass (NYC Opera 1963-70), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Willem Kes, violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 78
1934 Highlights

About February 22, 1934

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces